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1988 Silver Eagle MS70-PR70 DCAM -ANACS Certified

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Price: $1,395.00
Item Number: NK1744
1988 Silver Eagle MS70-PR70 DCAM -ANACS Certified

1988 has one of the lowest MS70 certified populations in the entire American Silver Eagle series. A PCGS certified MS70 coin attained a record high price for this date of $25,000!

In 1988 Silver Eagles were made in quantities that, in retrospect, were minuscule. Today’s Silver Eagles are made in editions of up to 40 million … but in 1988 only 5,004,646 uncirculated coins were struck and 557,370 Proof coins. These seldom-seen “third year” of issue coins are essential for any world class Silver Eagle collection.

Authorized by President Ronald Reagan, the purpose of the American Silver Eagle program was to provide individuals the opportunity to own physical silver that was guaranteed for weight and purity by the United States government. However, their beautiful design and large size made then an instant hit with coin collectors worldwide. This is your opportunity to acquire some of the earliest coins that began the craze, certified in the highest numismatic grade possible, MS70 and PR70 DCAM.  These coins look incredible even under 5X magnification. In 1988 the certification of coins in “slabs” was in its infancy, for that reason only a tiny number of Silver Eagles produced between 1986- 1999 have ever been certified in perfect MS70 and PR70 condition. Consequently the certified “world population” for these coins is miniscule!

Please note the PR70 DCAM coin has a S for San Francisco Mintmark. Only Proof coins struck between 1986-1992 have an S mintmark. Almost two decades passed before the U.S. Mint struck another Silver Eagle bearing the S Mintmark in 2011!

Specifications

•  2-Coin set Uncirculated and Proof coin
•  Date: 1988 – Third year of issue
•  Metal: 2 oz. fine silver
•  Purity: .999
•  Diameter: 40.6 mm
•  Thickness: 2.98 mm
•  Grade/Condition: Graded MS70 & PR70 DCAM
•  Mint Mark: MS70 – No Mint mark; PR70 DCAM – S Mint mark
•  Service: ANACS
•  Packaging: Presentation case